Safety Sensitivity of Opioid Use in High Hazardous Industries Such as Agriculture
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine released recommendations for opioid prescribing based on safety-sensitive occupations. Safety-sensitive work is typically classified as operating motor vehicles, modes of transportation, other heavy machinery, or tasks requiring high levels of cognitive function or judgment. Farm duties frequently demand the use of heavy machinery, and concurrent use of narcotics alongside safety-sensitive work can be dangerous. This training educates healthcare providers on how to assess occupational agricultural risks and corresponding patient guidance for those who are taking opioid medications.
By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify what classifies as a safety-sensitive occupation and why
- Describe the dangers involved with prescription opioid use and safety-sensitive occupations
- Understand how best to discuss with patients who have safety-sensitive occupations alternatives to prescription opioids
- Identify best practices for naloxone prescribing and use in a rural or agricultural setting
- Discuss implications of medication assisted therapies for Opioid Use Disorder in safety-sensitive occupations
This project was supported by the FY17 USDA NIFA Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, Grant # 2017-46100-27225 and the FY18 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Rural Opioids Technical Assistance Grants (ROTA) # TI-18-022
Charlotte Halverson, RN, BSN, COHN-S
Clinical Director, AgriSafe Network
Charlotte serves as the Clinical Director for AgriSafe. Prior to this role, she worked for several years in hospital acute care settings and community education. During those years, Charlotte developed and managed a Rural Outreach Health service and a Parish Health Ministry department serving nine counties in northeast Iowa.
She is a "charter graduate" of the University of IA agricultural occupational medicine course, is certified in occupational hearing conservation and completed the NIOSH Spirometry training.
Heather Lyons-Burney, Pharm.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, UMKC School of Pharmacy at MSU
Dr. Heather Lyons-Burney serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor for the UMKC School of Pharmacy’s satellite site at MSU in Springfield, Missouri. A PharmD graduate of UMKC School of Pharmacy, she completed a PGY1 residency with Cox Health Systems in Springfield. Throughout her career she has promoted the profession of pharmacy and has encouraged the development of team-based patient-centered care and innovative services in the community practice setting, as well as the importance of community engagement.. Locally, Heather serves on the clinic’s Board, as well as co-Chairs both the Taney and Greene county coalitions focused on prevention of substance misuse – receiving the Generation Rx Champions Award in 2012, and a Southwest Missouri Jefferson Award in 2018. In November 2018, she received the ACT Missouri’s Champion of Change for Prevention statewide award for her continuous prevention efforts.
Ann Marie Butler Kemp, MD
Professor and Associate Director Family Medicine Residency Program, Associate Professor Clinical Pharmacy, USCIS Civil Surgeon, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Dr. Kemp currently serves as Professor and Associate Director Residency Program UMMC Family Medicine Department at UMMC. She is also has a faculty appointment with University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy as an Associate Professor Clinical Pharmacy Practice. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians and an USCIS Civil Surgeon. She also serves as Chair of the UMMC Opioid Task Force.